Planning a wedding for a simple, frugal, yet love-all-things-pretty girl like me has already proven itself to be a challenge. Where do you even begin?
Wedding Dress ✓
Possible Dates ✓
Catering Ideas ✓
With all the planning that goes into a day that’s ALL about you and your love bird, someone like me needs some organization. Staring at a computer looking at venues, flowers, invitations, calendars, vendors – the list goes on and on! I need something to physically look at and write down notes in. So I decided to let some of my nuptial nuisance go for a little bit and craft away at a wedding planning binder.
I started off with a trip to the most dangerous store I know – Target. Who else heads straight to Bullseye’s Playground, slowly makes their way to the clothes…then finally (if you remember) buys what they were there for in the first place? I know it’s not just me. I scored some super cute sticky notes for $1, then it was off to the office supplies section! Don’t think I forgot about the clothes. I found this adorable top (along with a few other things I don’t need) to wear while putting together my binder.
Scattered all throughout the office supply section were so many cute pastel-colored items that all had different patterns, which I LOVED. I got a watercolor binder with two pockets, some more sticky notes, a planner, mini composition notebook, pens, tabs, and paper clips. I went all out. And Target had a spend $25 get a $5 gift card deal; I’m all over that.
Microsoft Word has tons of free templates to use, so I printed out this Wedding Calendar Checklist to check off throughout the whole planning process. They also have a budget template that I printed off.
Note the “start here” flag on the budget…
I put the checklist in a sheet protector so I could slide in the sticky notes.
I love the way my wedding binder turned out! I’m loving the colors and mix of patterns, it makes me even more inspired and motivated to get my wedding all planned out. I got the mini composition notebook so I can have it in my purse anytime some ideas come to mind. What are/were your tricks for staying organized and sane during your engagement? I’d love to hear them!